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HTC Desire 612 with XLTE and BoomSound Audio Available Oct. 9

October 7, 2014 8:42 PM | HTC | Verizon |

The definition of an entry level smartphone has changed over the last few years. What once meant compromising quality is no longer the case with the new HTC Desire 612. An affordable smartphone with features you’d expect on a premium device.

HD displays and great audio are not exclusive to higher end smartphones, the Desire 612 has a 4.7-inch HD display and front facing stereo HTC BoomSound™ speakers. Combining the two means the audio is directed at you while you watch videos on YouTube or video chat with a friend.

Catching up on social media and news is also easily done with the Desire. HTC BlinkFeed™ displays a personalized news feed to one screen so you can view Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, news stories, sports, and more without having to open multiple apps or keep switching back and forth.



HTC Desire 510 Multitasks Like a Champion

September 16, 2014 9:49 PM | HTC | Sprint Nextel |

With ultra-fast data speeds, the latest features, and outstanding, reliable performance, HTC Desire 510 on the Sprint Spark LTE network (where available) takes multitasking to a whole new level. Browse quickly and effectively using the Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor. HTC Desire 510 delivers high performance with a beautiful design together in an affordable package.

Pick your savings: Available for both Postpaid and No-Contract Customers
HTC Desire 510 offers ultra-rich features and unmatched design for a great value. It will be available in blue in all Sprint retail channels beginning Friday, Sept. 19. With Sprint Easy PaySM, well-qualified buyers can purchase HTC Desire 510 with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of [Pricing Updated] $9 $8.34 (SRP: $216 $199.99 excluding taxes; service plan is required).

It will also be available in white on Monday, Sept. 22, at Boost Mobile exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and at with free shipping on Sept. 23. And, Virgin Mobile customers can order the blue device online at, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23. Both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA will offer the device for $99.99 (pricing excludes taxes).

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AT&T to Carry HTC One (M8) for Windows

August 20, 2014 6:46 PM | AT&T | HTC |

AT&T confirmed it will add the new HTC One (M8) for Windows to its leading portfolio of Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Further details on pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

The HTC One (M8) for Windows will offer AT&T customers a sleek new design not yet seen in the Windows Phone ecosystem. AT&T currently offers the largest and most up-to-date selection of Windows Phone 8.1 devices connected to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network.2

For more information about the HTC One (M8) for Windows, visit or for more details on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1, read the blog post here.

2Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.


HTC Dual Lens System Overview

April 16, 2014 8:33 PM | HTC | Comments (9)


The HTC One (M8) Duo Camera brings high-quality DSLR effects to a smartphone and is the next evolution in smartphone cameras. Duo Camera utilizes a dual lens and sensor configuration coupled to a ‘next-gen’ ISP and CPU. Duo Camera technology mimics the stereoscopic vision capabilities of the human eye. Two independent lenses allow it to detect and calculate the relative distance of subjects in the image. The imaging system then assigns properties to each individual pixel, which allows them to be re-purposed and reprocessed to maximize image quality.

Duo Camera technology produces images previously beyond the reach of smartphone camera systems. For instance, the camera can now accurately emulate the look of high-end lenses and dedicated professional camera systems. It enables “pro look” images with finite shallow depth-of-field control and captivating ‘bokeh’ and focus fall-off, which is particularly effective in portraits.


Secondary camera: captures depth information

  • Pixel size 2.0 um
  • Sensor size 1/3”
  • f/2.0
  • 28mm lens
The depth sensor is demonstrated in Gallery features such as UFocus, Foregrounder, and Dimension Plus.

With UFocus, the camera automatically captures depth information with every snapped picture. This allows the user to select the object or area of focus after the photo is taken. Additionally, UFocus uses the depth data collected by the dual lens system to allow for professional-looking portraits. With just a tap, a user can easily add an artistic blur effect known as “bokeh” around a subject. One can also refocus on any person or object in a photo.




T-Mobile Serves Up the Stunning All-New HTC One

March 27, 2014 8:14 PM | HTC | Smartphone |

If there’s a small part of you that enjoys inspiring envy with your sleek new superphone (while knowing you got that object of desire for a steal), this one’s for you. T-Mobile US, Inc. today announced it will be un-leashing the gorgeous next-generation HTC One (M8) as only the Un-carrier can – with unlimited talk, text and data on America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network.
The Un-carrier also announced that T-Mobile will be the only place to get your hands on the new HTC One (M8) with no annual service contract, no overages, no upgrade wait, no hidden device costs, and with the world as your network at no additional cost.
“Our friends at HTC have nailed it again,” said Jason Young, senior vice president of Marketing, T-Mobile. “The all-new HTC One (M8) has the brainpower of a true superphone together with stunning hardware design, which combined with T-Mobile’s Un-carrier freedom on America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network, equals an enviable package.”
Beyond the benefits of T-Mobile’s industry-rocking Un-carrier services and value, the all-new HTC One (M8) comes packed with state-of-the-art features, including T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling and HD Voice, that build on the company’s tradition of mobile innovations.
Created from a beautiful high-quality metal unibody, the new HTC One (M8)’s curves and balance make it a pleasure to hold and use, while the 5-inch screen makes navigating its many features feel second nature.


HTC One Update Software Upgrade, Camera Improvements and Increased Stability

October 8, 2013 9:48 PM | AT&T | HTC |

Beginning Oct. 8, customers who have an AT&T HTC One will be able to upgrade to Android 4.3 OS with HTC Sense 5 along with several important enhancements.

In addition to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade, this update also includes:

  • Improved notification bar with quick access to many of the most popular settings.
  • The integration of Instagram into HTC BlinkFeed.
  • The ability to lock the camera focus and exposure on a specific target within the viewfinder.
  • An updated HTC gallery user experience.
  • HTC Zoe updates that include:
    • The option to change the file format of Zoe capture to a 3-second MP4 video and one second still JPG photo. This change will significantly reduce the amount of storage space used when capturing Zoe shots.
  • Updated visualizer features within the HTC Music app.
  • The ability to add widgets to the lock screen.
  • New home key secondary functions to quickly access either Google Now or the menu.
  • New settings for the battery percentage notification.

 The AT&T HTC One is available in white or black with both 32GB and 64GB storage options.


AT&T to Launch HTC One Mini

August 20, 2013 8:38 PM | AT&T | HTC |

AT&T has announced its plans to launch the HTC One mini, a compact version of the award-winning HTC One. The HTC One mini shares the iconic design and must-have features of the HTC One and will be available exclusively from AT&T beginning August 23 for $99.99 with a two-year agreement.  To see the HTC One mini in action, check out this video.

“Our customers loved the HTC One, so we are excited to offer this slimmer, more compact version,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T.  “We’re proud to continue to offer our customers so many choices with a broad smartphone portfolio all on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network.”

Jason Mackenzie, President of North America, HTC, said “The HTC One mini is pocket-friendly but packed with large experiences – an HD screen, our breakthrough UltraPixel camera, a home screen with customized feeds from news networks to social networks including Instagram, and huge sound from its front-facing stereo speakers.”



Sprint Launches for First Two Windows Phone 8 Smartphones

June 26, 2013 10:12 PM | HTC | Samsung | Sprint Nextel |

Sprint and Microsoft Corp. today outlined plans to launch the first two Windows Phone 8 smartphones to offer Truly UnlimitedSM Sprint 4G LTE this summer – HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo. Customers will appreciate access to the advanced features and capabilities of these devices with the benefit of unlimited 4G LTE (available in select markets) data, text and calling to any mobile with no metering, no throttling, and no overages, all while on the Sprint network.

HTC 8XT will be available for $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1. ATIV S Neo will be priced at $149.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1. Exact availability dates and full feature lists for both smartphones will be shared at a later date. Customers can preregister for more information and email updates about Windows Phone 8 from Sprint and HTC 8XT and ATIV S Neo at

“We know our customers are anxious to get their hands on these Windows Phone 8 smartphones, HTC 8XT and ATIV S Neo,” said Fared Adib, senior vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Without a doubt, they will rival any smartphone on the market today. Our customers will appreciate being able to use them all day, every day without worrying about overages or data caps.”

Windows Phone 8 won the PC Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for best mobile operating system in March 2013. The only phone with Live Tiles, Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal smartphone experience designed to keep customers connected to the people and things that matter most. Windows Phone brings together the best of Microsoft with the same modern look and feel, including Bing, Office, Xbox and Skype, for a rich customer experience. In addition, the Windows Phone Store includes more than 160,000 apps to choose from, with hundreds added daily.


Introducing the HTC One Developer Edition

March 13, 2013 9:06 PM | HTC |


What could be better than the HTC One; an all-metal phone with 64GB of memory and a 1080p Full HD screen? How about the same phone shipped SIM and bootloader unlocked?

Introducing the HTC One Developer Edition, the most powerful smartphone HTC has delivered specifically for our developer community:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 64 GB of storage
  • SIM and bootloader unlocked
  • Open APIs for Bluetooth Low Energy, Infrared, and more
  • Front-facing stereo speakers
  • Two dual-membrane microphones for recording
  • Multiple frequency compatibility:
  • HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)


Immersion to Pursue Damages Against HTC Corporation in District Court

March 12, 2013 7:26 PM | HTC |

Immersion Corporation, the leader in touch feedback technology development and licensing, today announced it is seeking termination of the International Trade Commission’s investigation of HTC Corporation for infringement of certain of Immersion’s patents and instead will ask for the stay of its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court to be lifted, so that Immersion may prosecute its claim against HTC for damages immediately.

The ITC action was originally scheduled for final determination on October 28, 2013, after which the only remedy available to Immersion is an exclusion order against HTC preventing the importation of infringing devices into the United States. By contrast, the remedy available in U.S. District Court includes damages, attorneys’ fees, and potentially injunctive relief.

“Given HTC’s recent performance in the mobile market, we believe an exclusion order preventing HTC from importing infringing devices would no longer be an impactful win, and we are turning our energies to seeking damages for past and ongoing shipments of infringing devices,” said Immersion CEO Victor Viegas. “Due to this change in forum, we anticipate our legal expenses for 2013 will be lower than forecasted and our potential recovery of damages will accelerate by at least six months,” concluded Mr. Viegas.


Jelly Bean Update Now Available for HTC One X

March 7, 2013 8:55 PM | AT&T | HTC |

The HTC One X will receive the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update beginning March 7.

The latest version of Android software, Jelly Bean makes your smartphone easier to use through several enhancements, including:



ThunderBolt by HTC Upgrades to Ice Cream Sandwich

February 5, 2013 8:04 PM | HTC | Verizon |


ThunderBolt by HTC is the next smartphone to be upgraded to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. The software upgrade will start getting pushed in phases beginning today Feb. 5.

The upgrade features Face Unlock, where users can easily unlock their phone with face recognition, no typing required. A new Usage Center lends the ability to monitor data usage in one place; users can set warning levels, check app usage or turn off data completely. The upgrade also features a customizable launch bar, which allows for apps, shortcuts and folders to be easily dragged in and out of the bar for access from the home screen.

Additional information on the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade can be found on the ThunderBolt by HTC support page.

HTC ThunderBolt features:

  • LTE connectivity
  • 4.3-inch touch screen
  • Aluminum body
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 8MP camera with dual-LED flash
  • 720p video recording
  • 802.11n WiFi



Apple, Google, HTC, RIM and Others to Purchase Kodak Patents

December 19, 2012 9:53 PM | Apple | Blackberry | Google | HTC |

Eastman Kodak Company has completed a series of agreements that successfully monetizes its digital imaging patents.

The proposed transaction, which achieves one of Kodak’s key restructuring objectives, follows other recent major accomplishments that include an agreement for interim and exit financing for the company’s emergence from its Chapter 11 restructuring, and resolution of U.S. retiree non-pension benefits liabilities. Kodak’s monetization of IP assets further builds on its momentum toward a successful emergence in the first half of 2013.

Under the agreements, Kodak will receive approximately $525 million, a portion of which will be paid by 12 intellectual property licensees organized by Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation, with each licensee receiving rights with respect to the digital imaging patent portfolio and certain other Kodak patents. Another portion will be paid by Intellectual Ventures, which is acquiring the digital imaging patent portfolio subject to these new licenses, as well as previously existing licenses.

“This monetization of patents is another major milestone toward successful emergence,” Antonio M. Perez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said. “Our progress has accelerated over the past several weeks as we prepare to emerge as a strong, sustainable company. This proposed transaction enables Kodak to repay a substantial amount of our initial DIP loan, satisfy a key condition for our new financing facility, and position our Commercial Imaging business for further growth and success.”



Verizon Wireless to Expand 4G LTE Line Up With Windows Phone 8

November 14, 2012 9:04 PM | HTC | Nokia | Verizon |

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Nokia Lumia 822 will be available for purchase online and in stores starting tomorrow, November 15. The Nokia Lumia 822 in Grey and the Windows Phone 8X by HTC in Red will only be available online.

There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to mobile operating systems (OS) and the announcement by Microsoft of Windows Phone 8 will soon give customers another choice when shopping for a new Verizon Wireless smartphone.

This new OS brings new features to explore and new ways to further personalize your smartphone. Windows Phone 8 will debut on a number of new smartphones, which means you never need to relearn the OS when moving from one smartphone to another.

The Start screen is always the most personal screen and Live Tiles on Windows Phone 8 makes that personalization possible. Live Tiles let you create a Start screen that’s exactly right for you by letting you not only pin apps but also people, bookmarks and more all on one screen to view at a glance. The Live Tiles and Apps pinned on the Start screen animate and update as notifications come in so you see which apps are calling for your attention. The tunes that you rock out to and the games that keep you busy go where you go with Xbox Music and Xbox Games. All of this together is what makes the phone, you.


Verizon Wireless Announces the New Droid DNA by HTC

November 13, 2012 8:02 PM | HTC | Verizon |

Verizon Wireless announced the new DROID DNA by HTC is the first smartphone to scale the resolution down to a five-inch display. 
For gamers, the highest screen resolution possible provides a sharper image for browsing and clearer animations when playing. The five-inch display on the DROID DNA means touch controls won’t get in the way of gameplay. Titles like Reign of Amira take advantage the quad-core processor in combination with the 1080p to deliver superior graphics during a game.
With the holiday shopping season at hand, better resolution means clearer images, particularly useful for those scanning websites to compare prices and product details. Included on the home screen is a new icon, that offers a single point of access to several Amazon shopping apps in one spot.
The DROID DNA is designed with a built-in wireless charging back to take advantage of a wireless charger, one of this year’s best tech gifts. Charging the DROID DNA is as easy as setting it on a charging pad, eliminating the need for an outlet. 
The DROID DNA by HTC is available for pre-order starting today and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores starting Nov. 21.



HTC One X+ and HTC One VX Arrive at AT&T Nov. 16

November 12, 2012 7:32 PM | AT&T | HTC |

Customers looking for a smartphone that combines outstanding design, authentic sound, an amazing camera, HD entertainment, and the power of a quad-core processor will surely add the HTC One X+ to the top of their wish list.  Available in AT&T stores and online beginning Nov. 16 for $199.99 with a two-year agreement, customers can also pre-order the HTC One X+ beginning Nov. 13 at  A look at the HTC One X+ in action is available in this video. 

Additionally, AT&T announced the HTC One VX, an affordable Android smartphone that offers a premium mobile experience, will be available in-store Nov. 16 for $49.99 with a two-year agreement.  Running on AT&T’s 4G LTE network, the HTC One VX delivers an amazing camera and authentic sound experience in a more compact size for even greater mass-market appeal.



HTC Introduces The HTC One X+ with More Speed, Storage And Battery Life

October 2, 2012 7:56 PM | HTC | Smartphone |

HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC One X+, a refreshed version of its award winning HTC One X smartphone, running the HTC Sense 4+ experience on Android Jelly Bean. The HTC One X+ combines the iconic design, amazing camera and authentic audio experience of the HTC One series, with increased performance, longer battery life and expanded internal storage.

"We are taking the HTC One X to a new level with the introduction of the new HTC One X+," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "Our customers will have super-fast browsing, an even better camera and more immersive entertainment with Beats Audio."

Performance, Endurance and Storage

Featuring a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP37 processor and 64GB of internal storage, the HTC One X+ LTE version is up to 67% faster than the HTC One X[1] LTE, making the HTC One X+ the best rated Android phone on the market. Developed to be lightning fast, the HTC One X+ enables quicker web browsing, fluid gaming and graphic rendering, and speedy downloads, providing effortless usage on the go.

In addition to its increased performance speeds, the HTC One X+ introduces extended performance with the inclusion of a 2100 mAh battery, giving you up to 50% (6 hours) more talk time, and longer to browse the web and enjoy your favorite music and videos[2].

Imaging, Music and Movies


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